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Introduction to Bioinformatics 1: Working with sequences

SCI2RI2Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Will Nash

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To demonstrate how and where sequence data is stored 2. To provide a working understanding and awareness of NCBI BLAST 3. To introduce sequence alignment, and provide an example of a GUI software in which to conduct it 4. To introduce the command line environment, and to remove some of the mystery of the terminal

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Preparing a first conference paper in the Arts and Humanities

HUMPR056

Date: 28-11-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework: B3|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

N-of-1 design: undertaking within-person investigations

FMH9RC6Y

Date: 28-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Felix Naughton

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To be able to explain what N-of-1/witihin-participant designs are and how they are different to between-participant designs - To describe how to undertake observational N-of-1 studies - To describe different experimental N-of-1 designs to evaluate interventions and which types of interventions are bEst suited to which design - To explain solutions to key challenges with undertaking N-of-1 studies.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Linear models in R

SCI5RG2Y

Date: 29-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Catriona Morrison

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To demonstrate how to use the software R via Rstudio to carry out linear models. 2. To provide an understanding of how to perform and interpret model diagnostics for linear models, check model fit, model selection and make predictions. 3. To explore how to fit and interpret models with continuous, categorical variables and interaction terms.

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Improve Your Communication and Collaboration Skills

CCETRXTZ

Date: 29-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: FPM09ZEU

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Active listening and communication 2. Creativity and innovation 3. Team-working 4. Flexibility and resilience

Research Development Framework: A3|B2|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Goal setting: creating an action plan for the next 12 months

SCI9RF3Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 02-06-2020 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register Submission of goal setting example


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Demonstrate the importance of goal setting for a successful (and happy!) career. 2.Describe a value-based goal setting process that can be used to set short and long-term goals. 3.Provide space for students to think about the own progress and the targets they want to set for the upcoming year.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Preparing for Your Viva

SCI3RE4Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Prof Andrew Lovett

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Increased understanding of the viva examination process. 2.Increased confidence in your ability to perform effectively in the viva. 3.Increased understanding of the possible viva outcomes and the process of thesis corrections post viva.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

An Introduction to Regression Analysis

CCETRE2Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Farasat Bokhari

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help you understand the linear regression model - To consider what it means to formulate a relationship between one dependent variable and one or more independent variables - To consider the critical assumptions of the linear regression model

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: (None)

Introduction to Academic Writing in English (Part 1)

FMH2RF3Y

Date: 03-12-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To develop knowledge about English academic writing styles.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

On the Job: Securing a First Academic Post

CCETRWYY

Date: 03-12-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 01-04-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students establish a clear academic identity prior to (and for the benefit of) job applications - To help students identify appropriate or 'gettable' academic posts - To help students to generate effective and job-tailored application paperwork (including CV's, personal statement, and covering letters) - To demystify the academic interview process

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|B3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD